CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 23 points, Kevin Love had 24 and the Cleveland Cavaliers pushed their winning streak to 12 games Thursday night with an easy 105-94 win over the Los Angeles Clippers, who also lost their composure.

The Cavs built a 32-point lead in the third quarter, allowing James and Love to sit out the fourth and rest.

With their longest winning streak since a franchise-best 13-gamer in 2010, the Cavs moved into first place in the Central Division. Cleveland was seven games behind Chicago when the streak began with a victory over the Lakers on Jan. 15.

Hornets 94, Wizards 87: Gerald Henderson scored 27 points and host Charlotte defeated Washington for the second time this week.

Henderson was 10 of 15 from the field as the Hornets beat the Wizards for the fifth straight time. Charlotte won at Washington on Monday night, 92-88.

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MAGIC: Orlando fired Jacque Vaughn as coach after two and half seasons, ending the tenure of the first-time head coach brought in to help rebuild the franchise.

General Manager Rob Hennigan announced the move Thursday, following a 15-37 start to the season and after a series of lopsided losses during a 10-game losing streak. It is the Magic’s second skid of at least five games since the start of 2015.